Sri Lanka have won the all-important toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the first One-Day International of the five-match series in Kandy.
Sri Lanka handed 19-year-old Dunith Wellalage his senior international debut today.
Wellalage accordingly becomes the 204th player to represent Sri Lanka in ODIs.
Sri Lanka named a spin-heavy lineup with the inclusion of a number of all-rounders.
Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka are slated to open the batting with Kusal Mendis who is the designated keeper in the side batting at No.3.
Charith Asalanka will bat at No.4 ahead of the all-rounders Dhananjaya de Silva and Dasun Shanaka.
Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, and Maheesh Theekshana are in the side as front-line spinners.
Chamika Karunaratne will share the new ball with bowling spearhead Dushmantha Chameera.
Australia who won the Twenty20 International series 2-1 last week named their playing XI yesterday.